About the book:
It begins with someone else’s story. The story of a woman who leaves a busy restaurant and disappears completely into the chilly spring night. Evelyn Carney is missing – but where did she go? Who was she meeting? And why did she take a weapon with her when she went?
When brilliant TV producer Virginia Knightley finds Evelyn’s missing person report on her desk, she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened that night. But her pursuit of the truth draws her deep into the power struggles and lies of Washington DC’s elite – to face old demons and new enemies.
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As with most books these days, I had seen The Cutaway on social media and thought it sounded really interesting. I was lucky enough to get a copy to read and review, but I didn’t have it read in time to add it to my blog tour stop.
The Cutaway is a media-based thriller. When I say that, I mean that the main character is a news producer, and many of the other characters work with or in tandem with Virginia. The newsroom essentially functions as another character too as it collectively experiences the same things.
While I was intrigued upon first starting The Cutaway, I found my interest started waning a little in the middle of the book. Virginia is searching for missing Evelyn, but I found that personal relationships and newsroom chatter really took away from the actual disappearance and subsequent investigation.
In saying that, there is obviously more to the story, there are levels of power and corruption that definitely add another layer to the narrative, but it just didn’t do anything for me personally. I think that by the time I was nearing the end, I’d been so swamped in details, that I couldn’t see the wood for the trees.
The Cutaway is an interesting thriller for all intents and purposes. Combining office politics with a mysterious disappearance, there is definitely an edge to Christina Kovac’s writing. It’s very clear to see that her journalistic background plays a huge part in her story. If you enjoy media-based tv shows and books, then it’s worth adding The Cutaway to your reading list!